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Old 07-11-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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I'm a newbie here and have a noob question. I have low coolant issues in my 89 Saleen. After driving about for a while I will later check the coolant level after having topped up before the drive and notice it has gone down a bit upon return. Possible cause or causes? There is no leaking I can see on the driveway.
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how many miles between topoffs?
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About 500 miles or so. I noticed going to and coming from Toronto recently.
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check every hose and the front of the motor for leaks, the coolant is going somewhere
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Hopefully it isn't going through a head gasket. The car is 20 years old. But then again has only 55,000 miles.
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Do you smell anything maple syrupy?

Any white smoke sitting still running?

Where are you filling it, in the radiator or resevoir?

Checking your oil, what color is it?

I would have to agree with Izzy, it's somewhere and there should be signs of it... look for dry white residue on hoses underneath the waterpump...

I noticed you are in Bartlett, I'm in Streamwood if you want to cruise by or I could cruise by, maybe I can help spot the leak. Let me know, thanks.
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Do you smell anything maple syrupy?

Any white smoke sitting still running?

Where are you filling it, in the radiator or resevoir?

Checking your oil, what color is it?

I would have to agree with Izzy, it's somewhere and there should be signs of it... look for dry white residue on hoses underneath the waterpump...

I noticed you are in Bartlett, I'm in Streamwood if you want to cruise by or I could cruise by, maybe I can help spot the leak. Let me know, thanks.
Some time after 5pm today would work. My number is 630-855-8185
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